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REPORT: Singer Greg Gilbert's wise words on dealing with cancer

It's been a hell of a year for musician Greg Gilbert.

The lead singer of Southampton indie band Delays was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer last Autumn.

As the father of two young children it was particularly cruel, the odds of recovery, slim.

But Greg has responded well to treatment and is ploughing his creative energy into his artwork.

Here he speaks exclusively to Rachel Hepworth.


Teenager says she has received 'the gift of life'

A young woman from Dorchester - whose life was saved by a kidney transplant - is reaching out to her own South Asian community, urging members to sign up to the organ donor register.

She's concerned that South Asian people are much less likely to donate, but also much more likely to need a donor organ…and that matches are much easier within ethnic groups.

In Organ Donation Week she's enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to make her point.

More children affected by carbon monoxide poisoning

More children are being affected by carbon monoxide poisoning Credit: PA

Suspected carbon monoxide poisoning cases in children have risen across the region.

New research by campaign group ProjectSHOUT found the number of under 18s treated at Accident and Emergency has risen since 2015 with 500 cases across the country in the last year.

Children are particularly susceptible to the deadly gas which you can't see or smell.

Plea for more organ donors - 'families need to talk'

Her son's organs were used to save lives after he was killed in a road crash - now she's making an impassioned plea for more people to sign the transplant register.

Ali Reynolds, from Bexhill, is backing the national Organ Donation Week which started today.

Statistics show that in the last ten years 675 people in the South East have died while waiting for a transplant.

80% of us support organ donation but fewer than half have ever talked about it.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Ali as well as specialist nurse James Broughton.


Many women miss breast screening appointments

Mammograms are offered to women aged between 50 and 70, and can detect early signs of breast cancer - but latest figures show that many women are missing their appointments.

Almost a quarter don't attend their breast screening appointments - despite research that shows one in eight women affected by the disease at some point in their life.

Charlotte Cross has been to meet one survivor, who's now campaigning to change that.

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